Date set for ‘172s’ to fin­ish LO du­ties

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The re­main­ing six Class 172/0s in traf­fic with Lon­don Over­ground are due to come off-lease on De­cem­ber 31, ac­cord­ing to the Bark­ing-Gospel Oak Rail User Group.

Eight two-car diesel mul­ti­ple units should have been re­placed by four­car Class 710/2 elec­tric mul­ti­ple units by now. How­ever, soft­ware faults have de­layed the in­tro­duc­tion of the EMUs ( RAIL 866). Cur­rently six EMUs have been de­liv­ered to Willes­den for test­ing.

The DMUs are sub-leased from West Mid­lands Trains, and are due to en­ter traf­fic with WMT from May once they have been fit­ted with toi­lets. Two have so far left Lon­don Over­ground (172002/006), with the re­main­ing sets to fol­low once the ‘710s’ are in traf­fic.

Trans­port for Lon­don says the EMUs will en­ter traf­fic in the sec­ond half of De­cem­ber. How­ever, this sit­u­a­tion has left just six Class 172s to cover six ros­tered du­ties. TfL has been run­ning buses and can­celling ser­vices at week­ends in or­der to carry out main­te­nance on 172001/003-005/007/008.

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